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The Public Manager

Anyone Can Attain Power

Monday, June 15, 2015

Understanding the key elements of power can help anyone attain and leverage influence and authority—even those working in public service.

Have you ever wondered how some people attain power, influence, and leadership, but seemingly lack the intellectual acumen or requisite knowledge and skills to do so? Have you ever witnessed an individual make a meteoric ascent within an organization that seems fueled more by charisma than by experience? We all have.

Are these people mystics? Do they ha

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